Chimney Mountain

Chimney Mountain - Pure Adirondacks

Chimney Mountain trailhead is currently closed to the public as of August 2023. Access via the main trailhead is only available for guests of the Cabins @ Chimney Mountain & residents of Indian Lake, NY. 

"While the trail is on public forest preserve lands in the town of Indian Lake, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said there is no known easement at the property allowing for public access of the trailhead."

The mountain is still accessible to the general public via a bushwhack in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness via the John Pond Trail. You'll want to do your research to safely plot your route if deciding to take this approach. 

For guests & residents accessing via the Cabins @ Chimney Mountain property, the hike is a 2.5 mile out and back trail that offers beautiful perspectives on the surrounding land, including King’s Flow. Starting off with gently rolling terrain, the path turns steeper as your draw near the summit. Toward the top and when the trail levels out, there is a spur path that heads to the distinctive rock formations that give Chimney Mountain its name. From the chimney rock to the system of caves and rock crevasses, there are plenty of neat spots to explore along the trail! Not far beyond the chimney formations, the official summit rising at 2,700 ft above sea level provides beautiful 360 degree views of the central Adirondacks.

Keep it PURE

Remember to Leave No Trace! Buy a physical map, read it, plan, and prepare. Think about the NYS Rangers and medical personnel that exhaust themselves for a rescue that could have been avoided. Pack out your trash. Use a bear canister when primitive camping and cook away from where you’re sleeping. Do the rock walk to help reduce the impact on fragile alpine vegetation. Camp at designated campsites and never camp on or near summits.

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